150 Nellen Ave. Ste 200

Corte Madera, CA 94925-1197 US

(415) 924-8398

Class IV Deep Tissue Laser

At Marin Spine and Wellness we use two different types of lasers for the relief of pain, to accelerate healing and decrease inflammation. We use "Cold" Lasers and Class IV "Warm" Lasers. Both types are useful. When the device is placed against the skin, the photons can penetrate into the body and get absorbed by the mitochondria, the energy producing part of a cell. This energy creates beneficial physiological responses resulting in the restoration of normal cell function. Lasers can be successfully used to treat a broad range of conditions, including sports injuries, spinal disc injuries, kinetic chain dysfunctions, musculoskeletal issues and arthritis. The central goal of laser therapy is to stimulate the cell to perform its natural functions, but at an enhanced rate.

What are the Benefits of Laser Therapy?

  • Can reduce pain
  • Can help you recover faster
  • Restores normal range of motion and physical function
  • Treatment is painless
  • Highly effective for many diseases and conditions
  • Reduces the need for pharmaceuticals
  • Non-invasive
  • Non-toxic
  • No known adverse effects
  • No drug interactions
  • Provides a treatment alternative for patients that have not responded to other therapies

Biological Effects



Laser therapy can have an anti-edemic effect as it causes vasodilation, but also because it stimulates the lymphatic drainage system. As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.

Anti-Pain (Analgesic)

Laser therapy has a beneficial effect on nerve cells which can block pain transmitted by these cells to the brain and can decrease nerve sensitivity. Also, due to reduced inflammation, there can be less pain.

Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth

Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and can accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products.

Improved Vascular Activity

Laser light has been reported to significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.

Increased Metabolic Activity

Studies have theorized that laser therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.

Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points

Laser therapy is used on muscle trigger points and acupuncture points which may release and provide pain relief.


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I had recently been experiencing loss of power and strength on my bike and was recommended to Chappy Wood, D.C. by other cyclists. I had been to other doctors but they were unable to fix my particular problem. He was able to target my problem areas using the cold laser treatment. After every visit I feel I have really addressed the problems I have come in for, and I would highly recommend him if you’re not getting results with other forms of treatment."
    Jackson Stewart Pro Cyclist BMC
  • "Dr. Chappy Wood, D.C. has been an essential part of my training and recovery process as a professional cyclist. Training here in Marin is hard on my body, and he is able to fix all my nagging problems that cycling has caused on my body. Being a cyclist himself has really helped him to understand my specific needs. If you are a cyclist with any type of injury or any problem or pain associated with cycling then he is the man to see."
    Scott Zwizanski Pro Cyslist Bissell

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